A writ petition is an order or direction authorized by the High Court or Supreme Court for a public office holder to do or not to do an act.
There are five types of writ namely:
- Writ of habeas corpus:
If a person is illegally committed by a government officer or a public authority,
the Court can order to release him and summon the detained person.
- Writ of QuoWarranto:
Quo Warranto is only for Public officers to investigate the legality of a claim which he or she is not entitled to do.
- Writ of Mandamus:
If the public officials do not perform the duties for which they are bound,
the Court can order to perform their legal duties.
- Writ of Prohibition:
If the Lower Courts or government entity uses their powers beyond their jurisdictions,
the High Court or Supreme Court may order them to stop doing the said act.
- Writ of Certiorari:
If a legal error is believed to be committed, the writ of Certiorari is issued by the High Court or Supreme Court to Lower Courts or a government work of entity to transfer a different problem to the higher courts.
- In case of abuse of fundamental rights, a writ petition can be filed against the state,
government agencies, and private authorities discharging public functions.
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